Kindeli Wines


This wine is a dry Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris (85/15). Moutere clay. Stainless. An entire bunch of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris was co-fermented for 3 days, pressed, and fermented in stainless.

Light volatile acidity and also a hint of brett, but opens nice and fresh. It's a fun blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 

Kindeli wines, which is run by Alex Craighhead, is found in the Upper Moutere of Nelson. Here he works organically to raise varieties such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Syrah, and Pinot amongst others. His vines are a healthy ecosystem. Sheep are encouraged to walk the vineyards to chew away any unwanted weeds and also help thin out the leaves. This helps increase the soil health (think about it) and also reduces yields Around and between the vines he works with cover crops of clover and local trees. This further helps the soil health and biodiversity of insects and birds for his site. With such a keen eye on their own fruit, they also buy some organic grapes from local growers with similar thinking for viticulture. In the winery, he only uses natural ferment and often begins his ferments by creating a small ‘starter’ ferment to the side to kick off. With a historic preference for 'wild' wines, this has been backed off in recent years to pursue more transparency & purity in the wines.

Varietal: Pinot Noir/ Pinot Gris 

New Zealand
13% ABV